Odd One Out Cabernets 2008
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Crafted by Hanging Rock's master winemaker John Ellis, the philosophy behind Odd One Out is simple, to construct an intriguing red blend for those who seek something different, those who don't follow the crowd. This unique mix of fruit displays a European eccentricity while being distinctly Australian. The label illustration by Nigel Buchanan, of three Australian-esque clowns, complete with oversized RM Williams boots, was inspired by old European lithographic prints. Look closely and you'll see one of the characters adopting a different stance to his mates, the Odd One Out. Look even closer and you'll notice a made in Australia tag, spotty sock and larrikin expression. Alcohol 14.5%
A rich assemblage of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Frank from Yin Barun Vineyard, Merlot from the Gralaine property near Geelong and Petit Verdot from Colbinabbin Estate at Heathcote. Hanging Rock Wines know about the noble French varietals, the estate patriarch has received French Australian Chamber of Commerce Flair Award for fostering French Australian relations. Hanging Rock's young French team have treated this complex cepage of fruit to a highly stylized vinification that's aimed at the modern Australian palate.
Deep purple colour with plum hue. Peppery bouquet with liquorice and clove. The palate is defined by blueberries and savoury notes for a rich and smooth Cabernet wine showing silky tannins underpinned by a long finish and refreshing acid structure. Enjoyable right now, Odd One Out is a food lovers choice and would go down very well with stews or gamey meats.